Barry R. McKinnon is a principal and a senior consultant. He had been in the sound contracting field since 1976, and then made the move to consulting in 1991. He brings with him a broad background including: on-air and production radio technician with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, plus 15 years of experience in the design, manufacture and installation of sound reinforcement, production, and recording systems in various sizes of venues. Loudspeaker design and measurement are a specialty of his, having spent several years developing and manufacturing speaker systems for both portable use and permanent installations with the aid of the TEF analyser.
He is also a graduate of SYN-AUD-CON's sound system design, TEF analysis, Advanced Measurement, and Speech Intelligibility courses, and has attended many other technology application courses. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and has presented and chaired forums and sessions at the NSCA conferences.
He has a long history of working with computer aided loudpeaker and room acoustic design, beginning in the early 90's with AcoustaCADD and CADP2, and now working with the most current version of EASE (Enhanced Acoustic Simulator for Engineers). There have been many opportunities to design rooms and systems using the software and then do test and measurements in the completed spaces to verify the results. Barry has found it to be an effective way to optimize speaker system performance.
As a senior consultant in A/V system design, Barry has worked on a broad variety of venues and applications. He has done AV system designs for council chambers, lecture theatres, video conference facilities, churches, arenas, outdoor voice warning systems, outdoor sports and entertainment grandstands, high-end home theatre systems, corporate facilities and other more unusual projects. The video systems have covered an extensive range: from desktop flat panel LCD display systems to large scale LCD or LED video walls, with inputs ranging from computer graphics, HD cameras, DVD and media recorder/players. He has integrated robotic camera systems into presentation systems, as well as streaming media capabilities for intranet and internet applications.
He has written for several US based and International trade publications, including Systems Contractor News, Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor, Sound & Communication, Recording Engineer & Producer, Live Sound, Studio Sound and other magazines over the years. He also authored one of the seminal works about live sound in the late 1970's.
Marcel Schoenenberger is a principal and a senior consultant. Marcel joined the firm with thirteen years experience of Audio Visual system consulting, design & integration in Switzerland, Canada and worldwide. In his career his responsibilities have involved the design and integration of high performance video, audiovisual, broadcast video and control systems for broadcast studios, corporate boardrooms, control rooms, educational facilities, courtrooms, high end home theatres as well as the design & configuration of temporary systems setups for major conventions, conferences, high-end sports events and feature cinema movie productions.
In his 28-year career in Switzerland, Canada and worldwide, Marcel's responsibilities have involved the design and integration of enterprise level technology solutions including, sound, videoconferencing, audiovisual, collaboration, distance education, digital signage and control systems for a wide variety of type of applications ranging from courtrooms, conference rooms, to classrooms and medical simulation training centers.
His experience in understanding usage modality provides a key benefit allowing Marcel to develop innovative and creative solutions to the challenges of performance and functional requirements, operational requirements, and budget resources.
For the past 16 years Marcel has specialized in the development of enterprise level secondary and post-secondary institutional and corporate educational type systems, including distance education enabled systems used for collaboration among remote sites.
Another area of focus has been the development of integrated systems in the field of medical simulation training systems, integrating the functional and performance requirements of the A/V systems, the capturing and debriefing systems and the human patient simulation systems into one easy to operate, fully functional & reliable simulation training system.
One of Marcel's core areas of expertise is the development of new and innovative collaboration technology solutions designed to support emerging teaching & learning, conferencing & Collaboration methodologies.
Dave Hewson is a consultant with over twenty years experience in IT, telecommunications, and videoconferencing. Dave has been designing, building, and using integrated boardroom and theatre A/V systems since 1994.
David has 32 years of experience in the field of information technology and audio/video/control system design and implementation.
David began specializing in the design and development of corporate and institutional audio-video and control systems with his move to MC Squared in 2006. He uses his extensive experience in the operation and support of IT and A/V systems to design reliable, innovative, and easy-to-use interfaces, using the latest IP-based systems integration methods, and recommend, troubleshoot, and design the requisite network topologies.
David's core areas of expertise are in the integration of IT and AV, in development of control systems and touch panel interfaces, Ethernet-based audio systems, and network design.
David has also developed remote interpreter support systems for courtroom applications, and control surfaces for DSP systems without the use of third-part control systems, and has created large-scale acoustic models for sound system designs.
Wade McGregor, one of the founding partners, has retired.
Mc Squared System Design Group, Inc
323 - 901 West 3rd Street
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3P9
Phone 604 - 986 - 8181